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San Francisco’s Lisa Geduldig has earned a rightful place in the pantheon of Jewish comics whose gut-busting humor helps us forget our cares and sorrows. But Geduldig, whose Kung Pao Kosher Comedy has been delighting audiences during the holiday season for 20-plus years, also wins applause for being a mensch. As in years past, a part of the proceeds from her Kung Pao shows will go to help people in need. This year, JFCS’ Nutrition Programs are a beneficiary.

Lisa Geduldig

Lisa Geduldig

“Food is among the most basic of human needs,” says Geduldig. “I like supporting JFCS’ programs because they address human needs at the most fundamental level.”

In addition to our Food Programs, Kung Pao has donated proceeds to other JFCS services, including the L’Chaim Adult Day Health Center which serves hundreds of Russian speaking seniors.

“I love my bubbes and zaydes,” says Geduldig. “I have a soft spot in my heart for older people.”

Geduldig, who grew up in Plainview, NY, a Long Island suburb, says caring for others was in her genes. “My parents were—and continue to be—socially conscious, culturally oriented Jews who sent my brothers and me to Yiddish camps,” she says. “We were not religious, but I grew up with the understanding that we are all in this together and that we need to look out for each other during the ups and downs of life.”

Geduldig and her crew of Jewish comics, who include Jeremy Hotz of The Tonight Show, Ophira Eisenberg of NPR’s Ask Me Another, and 14-year-old Simon Cadel, will be performing their shtick Dec. 24 – 26 at the New Asia Restaurant in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Get tickets and details here >


Posted by Admin on December 2, 2014